Sue Thomas is Professor of English and director of the Disciplinary Research Program in English, Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her most recent book is Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804–1834 (2014). She is currently completing an ARC-funded project on Jean Rhys.
La Trobe University
The history of Australian stage adaptations of Jane Eyre illustrates the shifting fortunes and reach of melodrama and its conventions, as they become psychologised over the course of the twentieth century. The earliest adaptation of Jane Eyre written for the…